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How to Remove Limescale Buildup on Your Tiles

Seattle is known for having a soft water supply. This means the water that comes out of your tap has a relatively low concentration of minerals like calcium and lime. This doesn’t mean that the water is 100% devoid of minerals, though. In fact, scale from lime can still accumulate on your bathroom tiles and grout if you allow the water to dry. This creates an off-white, chalky surface that blemishes the walls and floors. Limescale removal is fairly easy provided that it hasn’t had years upon years’ worth of accumulation.

Scale Removal Process

When it comes to tile cleaning, avoid using stiff brushes and heavy-duty scouring powders, or else you risk permanently marring the tile surface. Instead, use a mildly abrasive sponge and a mild cleaner, the latter of which you can make at home.

To begin, create your own natural cleaner by mixing equal parts of baking soda and vinegar. The baking soda acts as an abrasive while the vinegar’s acidic property helps cut through the scale. Mixing the two creates a paste that you can lather on the affected area. Let the paste sit for about 10 minutes before proceeding to scrub the tiles using a sponge or a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse the area with distilled water and wipe clean with a towel. Depending on the level of the buildup, multiple applications may be necessary.

Contact a Professional Cleaner for Severe Buildups

For severe buildup that’s been accumulated for years, a DIY approach may not be fully effective. Super stubborn scale residue requires removal by a professional cleaner. At New City Green Cleaning, we have the know-how and industrial-grade equipment for eliminating even the hardest of scale buildups. Please contact us to learn about our special offers and tips on how to keep your home blemish-free. Leave it to the professionals at New City Green Cleaning to remove limescale buildup that refuses to budge and hinders the natural beauty of your tile walls.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Carpet, Tile & Grout Cleaning in Bothell, Kirkland & Redmond